J. E. H U N T E R

A writer of young adult fiction specializing in self-publishing, creativity, and writing.

This is a winter made for reading! I’ve finally been getting around to reading some of the 200+ books on my to-be-read shelves (yes, they are a little bit out of control, yes, I do hope to vlog about this soon). The other week I finally picked up The Near Witch by V.E.Schwab, as I …

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First off, I have been working on this book forever. I’ve also had the cover forever, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never revealed it. I’m super excited to share this book with you all. It’s a young adult steampunk-fantasy that I just love. I’ll have a few more details for you soon (like the back …

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Every so often, a book calls to you. That was how I felt when I first read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss a few years back. I loved this book so much I dreamed about it. I loved it so much I refused to read the sequel because I wanted to save …

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Book Review: Ghost of a Gamble by J.E. McDonald This review is a little different than the young adult titles I’ve mainly reviewed in the past, but I’m a broad reader and earlier this year I decided I would post more about everything I read, not just YA titles. Not that I’ve been finding much …

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Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden I had this book on my shelf for about a year before my mother told me that she had read it and that she liked it. As a library technician, my mother knows books. So I knew I should pick it up and read it …

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Young Adult Book Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo Leigh Bardugo hasn’t let me down yet. Crooked Kingdom, the sequel to Six of Crows, was just as good as the first book. I love the rich cast of characters, and how she delved deeper into their psyche’s in this book. Crooked Kingdom is again set …

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Sometimes it sucks waiting for the end of a story. Other times, it only serves to build tension. But if you’re looking for an edgy, completed young adult series (a series you don’t have to wait years to read the ending to), then look no further than this list of completed series of young adult …

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Young Adult Book Review: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo The final book in the Grisaverse Trilogy, Ruin and Rising, was everything I expected it to beā€”almost. Same great writing, same lovable characters, broken hearts and action and adventure. But there was on thing I didn’t get, and from what I’ve read of other reviews, …

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Young Adult Book Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo Book Two of the GrishaVerse trilogy starts off pretty much where the first book ends. Now, this book begins with one of my pet peeves. If you haven’t read the book yet, or even finished the first book of the GrishaVerse, you may not want …

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Young Adult Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo GrishaVerse is one of those series that you can’t stop hearing about. I was able to borrow the original GrishaVerse trilogy from a friend a while back. The books are told by the perspective of Alina Starkov, a teen-aged orphan who, surprise, turns out to …

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